Dorothy M. WoodeySchool administratorA memorial service...


February 02, 1992

Dorothy M. Woodey

School administrator

A memorial service for Dorothy M. Woodey, who retired in 1976 as an administrative assistant in the Baltimore school system, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Timonium United Methodist Church, Pot Spring and Chantry roads.

Mrs. Woodey died Jan. 2 of heart failure at the Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Waldorf, where she had lived for the past two years. She was 82.

The former Dorothy M. Wheeler, born in Aberdeen, graduated from Eastern High School and studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art before working as a clerk typist and purchasing agent for the Bethlehem Steel Corp.

Her career with the schools began in the late 1940s, when she was administrative secretary for an evening adult education program at City College. Later, she was secretary to the dean of the newly established Baltimore Junior College, now the New Community College of Baltimore.

From 1955 to 1976, she worked under the city's assistant superintendent for secondary schools. In the early 1960s, she also taught typing and shorthand in adult evening classes.

After 1976, she worked briefly for the Maryland Hospital Corp.

She married John F. Woodey in 1933. He died in 1983.

Mrs. Woodey was former president of the Maryland Educational Secretaries Association and had been secretary of the administrative board of Timonium United Methodist Church.

In recent years, she painted in oils, wrote short stories and took courses in both subjects.

She is survived by two sons, J. Joel Woodey of Timonium and C. Emmitt Woodey of Waldorf; and four grandchildren.

Blanche Williams

Newspaper editor

Memorial services for Blanche O'Dell Williams of Murray Hill in Baltimore County will be held at 2:30 p.m. today at the Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St. Paul St.

Mrs. Williams died Thursday of pneumonia. She was 89.

Born and reared in Muskogee, Okla., she was a journalism graduate of the University of Arkansas and once was the society page editor of the newspaper in Muskogee.

She moved to Baltimore in 1940 when she married Albert V. Williams, president of the Williams Construction Co.

She was a member of the Baltimore Country Club, the Womens Club of Roland Park, the Woodbrook-Murray Hill Garden Club, the Union Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and the Greater Baltimore Medical Center Auxiliary. She was active in the parents' and grandparents' associations of the Bryn Mawr School.

In addition to her husband, her survivors are a daughter, Jennie Lee W. Fowlkes of Baltimore; a son, Albert H. Williams of Timonium; and five grandchildren.

The family suggested memorial contributions to Second Presbyterian Church or Nanticoke United Methodist Church in Nanticoke.

Charles Tyson


Services for Charles Tyson, a retired steelworker, will be held at 6 p.m. today at the Southern Baptist Church, 1701 N. Chester St.

Mr. Tyson died Wednesday of heart failure at the Inns of Evergreen nursing home on West Belvedere Avenue. He was 72.

He retired more than 10 years ago from the Sparrows Point plant of Bethlehem Steel Corp., where he worked for 30 years.

The native of Morven, N.C., moved to the Baltimore area in 1947.

Mr. Tyson is survived by his wife, the former Mary Catherine Townsend; seven daughters, Betty Jean Duncan of Charlotte, N.C., Ernestine Boyd of Columbia and Doris Campbell, Charlene Scott, Diane James, Denise Tyson and Geraldine Ezigbo, all of Baltimore; a son, Evan Tyson of Camden, N.J.; a brother, Jake Tyson of Baltimore; a sister, Beatrice Myers of Albemarle, N.C.; and 10 grandchildren.

Louis John Alves

Merchant seaman

A memorial Mass for Louis John Alves, a retired Bethlehem Steel maintenance worker and a former merchant seaman, will be offered at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Church in New Bedford, Mass.

Mr. Alves, a resident of Essex in recent years, died Jan. 23 at Franklin Square Hospital. He had been in declining health since suffering a stroke three years ago.

Born in Providence, R.I., and reared in New Bedford, Mr. Alves was a merchant seaman for most of his working years. He moved to the Baltimore area in 1968 to help operate an Edgemere tavern owned by a friend who was ill with cancer.

"He stuck by his friends," said Phyllis Eich, Mr. Alves' companion for the last 16 years.

Mr. Alves worked 10 years for Bethlehem Steel, retiring in 1979.

His two marriages ended in divorce. Surviving, in addition to Ms. Eich, are four sons, Louis Alves Jr. of Boston, Darryl Alves of Somerset, N.J., and Kenneth Alves and Earl Silva, both of New Bedford; two daughters, Louise Alves and Maryland Silva, both of New Bedford; a sister, Anita Burr, and a brother, John B. Alves, also both of New Bedford; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and close friends, George and Eloise Corbin of Baltimore.

0 A burial service in New Bedford was private.

Mary S. Taylor

Charity volunteer

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